Limb Length

ColinL

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Hi all

I'm currently shooting a 66" recurve with a 25" riser and short limbs. Is it feasible to change to a 23" riser and use medium limbs? I understand the longer the limb the more "forgiving" the shot. Ta.
 


morphymick

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Just remember the sight window on a 23" is much shorter, so, depending on poundage you may have trouble with extreme ranges.

Mick
 


Timid Toad

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It's shorter ranges you may have bother with - when your sight is right at the top, it might appear to be above where the limb bolts in.
 


AJBrady

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It's shorter ranges you may have bother with - when your sight is right at the top, it might appear to be above where the limb bolts in.
Exactly this. Many years ago I had a Greenhorn with this very set-up and couldn't get a sight mark at 20 yds. Apart from that it was fine.
It was very borderline, so depending on your face shape and anchor etc you may well be OK. I've recently shot a fellow club member's 23" riser Horizon with no problems at 20 yds, so its worth trying one out.
 


ColinL

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Thanks guys. I think I'll stick with my current set-up but go for better quality limbs.
 


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